Martin, Joe, 1943-
Born 1943. Mr. Martin became inspired by Medgar Evers after hearing him in elementary school. Martin and his Burgland High football friends formed an NAACP youth group. Mr. Martin co-authored a treatise listing five reasons why black, brown, and red-skinned people shouldn't fight in the Vietnam War, as they had to endure Klan-inspired terrorism and were denied the right to vote.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Freedom summer digital collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)
- USM Oral History (University of Southern Mississippi Libraries)